Are you tired of trying to grow your hair out but desperately want long luscious locks for summer? Forget about vitamins, hair supplements and over-priced hair-care, Tape Hair Extensions are your instant and affordable hair solution.
Oh yes, it’s time to let your hair down!
A great way to add volume, tape hair extensions can instantly transform your look. Whether you want beachy waves for a summery vibe, long layers or a beautiful thick braid, once applied tape hair extensions can easily be styled to suit your taste and natural hair. Available in a variety of textures, lengths and shades, tape hair extensions are ideal for those looking for a more natural and seamless look.
From how they are applied to tips on how to care for your tape hair extensions, we’ve got all the information you need.
What are Tape Hair Extensions?
Tape hair extensions are unlike all the rest and for good reason too! Instead of glueing or sewing strips of hair into your roots, which can be painful, tape hair extensions use a mild adhesive. Tape hair extensions work by sandwiching strands of your own hair through the extensions to give a natural and flawless look without causing scalp stress or discomfort.
Unlike clip-in hair extensions, tape hair extensions are partially-permanent and will stay in place for up to two months.
While tape hair extensions are easy to apply, it is always recommended you go to a professional hairdresser to have your hair extensions installed.
How often do I need to get my Tape Hair extensions moved up
No need to run back to the salon every week, your tape hair extensions only need to be moved up by a professional approximately every 6-8 weeks. The hair extensions themselves are also quite long-lasting and if cared for properly will last for over a year. This means tape hair extensions typically last longer than microlink, clip-ins and weft hair extensions. More importantly, tape hair extensions sit flat against the scalp giving a more seamless and natural look.
Other benefits of tape hair extensions include:
- Lower risk of scalp discomfort
- Easy to maintain
- Help you gain length and volume
- Considerably durable
- Easy to remove or reuse
- Variety of textures and lengths
- Variety of shades
How to care for your tape hair extensions
While tape hair extensions are relatively easy to care for, there are some simple steps to follow to ensure your luscious locks last and look beautiful.
In addition to brushing your hair morning and night, you should:
- Use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner
- Avoid roughly scrubbing your scalp of the strips of the extensions
- Try to use premium 100% natural hair products
- Use a hair extension brush
- Brush from the bottom of your hair up to deter tangles, pulling, and stress
- Use leave-in-conditioner to help prevent tangles
- Don’t apply conditioner to the roots
- Never sleep with wet tape in hair extensions
- Never brush wet hair
- Use heat protectant spray
- Never apply heat to the tape tabs